Homemade Mint Milanos
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Cooling Time:
2 hrs
Total Time
45 mins

These Homemade Mint Milanos are even better than the original! A tender butter cookie is sandwiched around the most luxurious peppermint-infused whipped chocolate ganache filling. Completely irresistible!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Homemade, milano, milanos, mint
Servings: 36 sandwich cookies (approx.)
Calories: 169 kcal
For the Cookies
For the Filling
To make the Cookies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and fold 4 sheets of parchment paper lengthwise into thirds.
  2. Place the butter in a large mixing bowl, and beat on medium speed for 5 to 10 seconds.  

  3. Add the sugars and mix on low speed to incorporate. 

  4. Increase the speed to medium, and cream the butter mixture until very pale and fluffy (3-5 minutes). 

  5. Scrape the bottom of sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, and add the milk and vanilla. 

  6. Mix on medium speed until nearly incorporated, then stir in the flour and salt just until the dough comes together.

  7. Transfer the dough to a pastry bag fitted with a 1A tip.  
  8. Holding the tip down close to the surface, pipe 3 rows of 2 1/2-inch long narrow ovals (see video), onto the prepared parchment sheet, using the folds as a guide. 

  9. Transfer to baking sheets, and bake for 14-18 minutes, or until just beginning to brown around the edges. 

  10. Cool completely on the pans and fill with whipped peppermint ganache.

To make the Filling:
  1. Chop or break the chocolate into small pieces, and place in a medium mixing bowl.  

  2. Heat the cream until just barely simmering, and pour the hot cream over the chocolate, allowing it to stand for 5 minutes. 

  3. Add the peppermint extract, and stir together until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. 

  4. Let the ganache cool completely and become firm.

  5. Whip the ganache on medium high speed until fluffy.  

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Original author recommends sifting the powdered sugar, as well as the flour, and refrigerating the piped dough for 20 minutes.  I tried it both ways, and found little to no perceptible difference when those steps were omitted.

©Baking a Moment

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Mint Milanos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.